Urine for a surprise: Bathroom Fixture Monitors Your Health

© Royce Zhang

A few months back we showed the Restroom of the Future from Wired, where a urinal performed a urinalysis as you peed and tried to sell you antidepressants. Now designer Royce Zhang presents his version on Yanko a urinal that measures your " PH, SG, URO, BLO, WBC, PRO, GLI, BIL, & KET (basically: sugar levels, PH, red/white blood cells, etc."

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It actually is not a bad idea. In Germany, the toilets traditionally had ledges where the poop falls so that it could be inspected for worms and other such things; Doctors also used to taste urine to check for diabetes. Uroscopy was the study of urine's colour and turbidity; doctors could diagnose jaundice, and kidney disease.

© Royce Zhang

Now a computer in a urinal can do it for us every day, just like hopping on a scale can tell us our weight. I am not going to go into why the designer calls it a "she", but we are going to see more of this kind of technology. More at Yanko Design

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